Mt Sonder from the Larapinta Trail, via Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

My Top 7 Things to Do – Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

For a good time, spend a few nights at Central Australia’s Ormiston Gorge and surrounds.  On our stay, we managed 6 fun-filled days (and nights)!  Here’s how! A geologist’s fantasy, the long line of Central Australia’s Western MacDonnell Ranges stretches out across the desert plains from Alice Springs.  It’s full of spectacular scenery, gorges, rivers, mountains and rock formations. 135[…]

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London, Paris, Thargomindah - Flags at the Thargomindah Hydro Station, Outback Queensland

Things to do in Thargomindah, Outback Queensland

Thargomindah is conveniently located between Eulo and Noccundra – two other Outback Queensland localities you’ve probably never heard of.  At over 1000 km (620 miles) west of Brisbane, it’s not a place you come across by chance. But there are plenty of things to do in Thargomindah. As part of the Adventure Way, a self-drive trail from Brisbane to Innamincka[…]

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Sunset behind Wattle Point Wind Farm, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Best Australian Sunset Spots … and the stories that go with them!

The best Australian sunset spots are easy to find.  Road-trip almost anywhere downunder, and sooner or later the three main conditions for a great sunset – wide open spaces, big sky and a prop (or two) – will come together.  According to me, anyway. Don’t know where to find the best Australian sunset spots?  No problem!  Over the years I’ve[…]

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Reflections at Black Rock Falls, via Kununurra, Western Australia

COOL Things to Do in Kununurra, Western Australia

The day we got to Kununurra WA started WAY too early. As the clock ticked over past midnight, Are You Lonesome Tonight and I was only 19 thundered from (respectively) the vehicle cab and the top-of-the-range caravan parked next to us in Timber Creek. Yes, you’re right. You’d have to be VERY drunk for that to sound good. A couple[…]

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Tunnel Creek Crossing, Western Australia

TOP 10 All-Australian Adventure Hot Spots for World Toilet Day!

World Toilet Day was November 19, and I forgot. Bummer! Forgetting the biggest event on the loo lover’s calendar is a dunny detective’s disaster! A toilet tragic’s tragedy!! A convenience chaser’s catastrophe!!! BUT … … then I think about the 4.2 billion people without safely managed sanitation facilities and the 673 million people worldwide who practice open defecation. The 2[…]

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North New South Wales Coastline from the Air, Australia

12 HOT Australian Coastal and Beach Holiday Destinations – Part 1

Long Coastline, HUGE Landmass, Low Population. Our amazing unspoiled coastline, stunning natural attractions give us a fantastic array of AMAZING Australian coastal and beach holiday destinations! So how do you choose one? I’ve made it easy with my two-part virtual tour – so sit back, slip on your sunnies*, sip something soothing, and get set for a stunning scenic All-Around-Australia tour[…]

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Hay Plain, via Deniliquin, New South Wales

Hunting the Wild Plains Wanderer – Deniliquin, New South Wales

They’d scented fresh blood. And in the deathly silence of twilight as dusk fell over the moonlit plain, I could hear them coming for me. A million manic mosquitoes, and I couldn’t move a muscle. Actually, that’s a lie. I COULD move – but I’d chosen not to. For 3 good reasons. Firstly, listening for the call of the enigmatic[…]

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Flinders Ranges from Hawker Parachilna Road

7 Days in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia – A Beginners Guide

The serrated peaks of the Flinders Ranges zig-zag dramatically across the skyline – the unmistakeable silhouette of a 430 km (265 miles) line of mountain ranges that jumps from a standing start right out of the vast outback plain. Blindfold me and drop me in the middle of it and I’ll know EXACTLY where I am. Praise be I’m in[…]

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